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16 McDonalds Menu Calories Facts You NEED to Know

McDonald’s is the world’s favourite fast-food chain, serving approximately 1% of the world’s population every single day! But what are the facts on McDonalds nutrition? Thanks to this whistle-stop tour you’ll soon know…

1. McDonald’s menu calories are rarely low

The least calorific item on the Golden Arches menu is the rarely-seen Fruit ’N Yogurt Parfaits.

2. High on the calorie scale!

The classic quarter pounder with cheese meal tips the scales at 1,070 kcal.

3. Ditch the bun, and go KETO!

You can still go keto at McDonald’s if you order a burger and ditch the bun!

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A portion of McDonald’s famous French fries

4. Try the fish for fewer calories

The Fillet-O-Fish has approximately half the calories of a double cheeseburger.

5. The unhealthiest meal you can order at McDonalds

The Big Breakfast with Hotcakes is often called the unhealthiest meal (1,150 kcal).

6. A valid drink for a Keto enthusiast

Diet Coke is a valid option for any keto adherent looking to quench their thirst.

7. You can ask for FRESH fries

If you want it fresh, you can always ask for fresh French fries to be cooked!

8. A staggering number of hamburgers are sold at McDonald’s

They’ve sold over 300,000,000,000 hamburgers!  That’s 300 BILLION hamburgers!

9. McDonald’s buys and produces at large

McDonalds is also the largest purchaser of beef, pork and potatoes in the world.

As well as the world’s second-largest chicken producer!

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10. McDonald’s mysterious strawberry blend

The strawberry taste in their milkshakes is actually down to a secret blend of 50 ingredients.

11. More sugar than Coke!?

McCafe Fruit Smoothies contain more sugar than a serving of regular Coke.

12. Fat salad? Try the caesar

There’s also more fat in its Caesar Salad than its hamburgers.

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13. McDonald’s breakfast is packed with sugar

You can expect to find the same amount of sugar in a portion of fruit-and-maple oatmeal as you can a bag of M&Ms.

14. A dangerous wrap!

You’ll find 121 ingredients in a McWrap, including ones on the FDA watchlist.

15. McDonald’s meal that needs to be walked off

If you supersize your Coke, fries and Big Mac you’ll have to walk for 7 hours to burn off the calories!

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16. Is a McDonald’s egg McMuffin low calorie?

Let’s get the nutrition calculator out as it depends on the extra fillings!  Choose yourself a plain egg McMuffin – just 288 calories.  Add cheese and that increases to 295 calories. Order up a sausage and egg McMuffin though and this increases to 452!

FAQs about McDonald’s Menu Nutrition

What is the healthiest thing to eat at McDonald's?

The least calorific item on the menu is the Fruit 'N Yogurt Parfaits - have you ever seen this item available?

Is filet o fish healthy?

At 390 calories, the filet o fish has approximately half the calories of a double cheeseburger. Seems like a healthy offering to me!

Is there anything keto at McDonald's?

You could have a low-carb, keto-friendly burger meal at McDonald’s – a double cheeseburger with no bun is 270 calories, and contains 20 grams of fat, 4 grams of carbs and 20 grams of protein

How much salt is in a Big Mac meal?

Sodium content for a big mac, medium french fries and medium coca cola is 1325 mg. That's over half your recommended daily intake of salt according to the NHS.

Do you know any fun facts about McDonald’s nutrition?  Share them in the comments below!

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